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89-yr-old man gets SC relief in 1988 case 21.1.2018 General News
Coming to a rescue of an 89-year- old man from West Bengal, the Supreme Court has set aside the three months jail awarded to him for possessing 187 litres of kerosene oil in excess at his ration shop in 1988. The top court said that it is not interfering with the conviction of Madan Mohan Kabiraj but looking at his age, he can be accorded benefit of provisions of Probation of Offenders Act. "Though we are not interfering with the conviction recorded against the appellant herein, having regard to the circumstances of this case and particularly the fact that the appellant is 89 years of age and that there is no other blemish against the appellant, we are of the opinion that the benefit of provisions of Probation of Offenders Act, 1958, be extended in the present case," a bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said. It said that the three months sentence awarded to him by the Calcutta High Court is set aside and Kabiraj is released under the provisions of the ...
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WB: 7 killed, 20 injured after bus slips off road 20.1.2018 General News
Seven people were killed and 20 others injured after a bus slipped off the road in West Bengal's Beldanga district on Saturday.The bus was travelling to Berhampur from Amtala when it flipped beside Amtala Beldanga state highway near Begunbari.The locals and police managed to rescue the injured passengers and rushed them to a local hospital.Further details are awaited.
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Forging a new, interesting language through art 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Three sessions at The Hindu Lit for Life dwelt on the power of art to transform, mobilise, heal and move
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PHOTOS: Players get roasted as Melbourne heat wave continues 19.1.2018 Rediff: Sports
Relief was at hand, however, with a cool change blowing over the city and the temperature expected to fall back below 30 by the evening.
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2017 sees warmest ocean on record: CAS 19.1.2018 General News
The temperature of oceans in 2017 reached a record high, putting the marine ecosystems in jeopardy, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said. Compared to 2015, the extra heat in the upper two kilometres of sea water across the globe in 2017 was 700 times the energy China's electricity used in 2016, the CAS said in a report. The Atlantic and Antarctic oceans warmed up the fastest, as warming has already taken place in most of the other seas, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying. The marine ecosystems remain in jeopardy as a result, with coral reefs and the creatures that live on them threatened, researchers at the institute said. The expansion caused by warming contributes to rising of sea levels, while more sea ice and ice shelves will melt and ocean currents will be affected. The heat content of the ocean is a key indicator of climate change. Due to its high specific heat capacity, sea water contains the main signals, as it stores 90 percent of the
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London looks amazing thanks to UK's biggest light festival 19.1.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
London has been spectacularly lit up as the Lumiere festival returns to the capital.The city's largest light festival, commissioned by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and produced by Artichoke, started on January 18 and will continue till January 21.Here are some of the highlights from the festival.
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China’s rise a big disruption, says Jaishankar 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Navy chiefs too flag Chinese assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific
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Chhetri shows BFC the way to the top 18.1.2018 Hindu: Football
MUMBAI: Sunil Chhetri returned to familiar turf at Mumbai Football Arena, wearing a different jersey but reputation and form like last season which made him the darling of Mumbai City FC (MCFC) fans.
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Vinod Rai compromised CAG's sanctity, had ulterior motives: A Raja 18.1.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
Raja writes about how he was in favour of a JPC to probe the allegations but Chidambaram was opposed to this
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State Racism Meets Neoliberalism 18.1.2018 The Wire

In Myanmar, state racism isn't just perpetrated by its military, but liberals like Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Don't judge China with a fossilised mindset 18.1.2018 Rediff: News
'There is no Buddha or Gandhi among countries, existing for the service of others; they all exist for the good of themselves.'
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Earth freezes over: Siberia records temperatures as low as -60 degrees celsius 18.1.2018 DNA: Money
In what appears as moments straight out of Disney hit Frozen, Siberia, which is already the coldest place on the planet, recorded temperatures -60 degrees Celsius. Due to the severe cold waves, schools were shut down and people were advised to stay indoors. The government had issued emergency warnings at energy plants due to excessive use. Warnings were also issued to the people for indoors heaters.   A post shared by Anastasia Gruzdeva (@anastasiagav) on Jan 17, 2018 at 1:44am PST The cold waves are expected to continue till the end of this month. The remote region Yakutia is historically known for the severe cold temperatures.   A post shared by GRIGORYEVA (@tanika_grigoryeva) on Jan 15, 2018 at 12:58am PST The Russians and the Soviet administration used to utilise the harsh climatic region as a place for prisoners, labour camps and exile. Article ...
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Ola to provide 5,000 new cabs in Bengal 17.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (WBTIDCL) and India's leading mobility platform Ola on Wednesday entered into an agreement to create 5,000 entrepreneurial opportunities in the state.
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Scottish varsity strikes pact for new satellite city in Bengal 17.1.2018 General News
A Scottish university today announced an agreement with the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) to collaborate on a new satellite city in West Bengal. The agreement will see academics from the Institute for Future Cities (IFC) at University of Strathclyde work with officials at the NKDA on research and the sustainable development of the smart city dubbed New Town Kolkata. "India will be the world's second-largest source of urban growth in the next 30 years with hundreds of millions more Indians moving to cities. We need to ensure the cities of the future are sustainable both economically and environmentally and are good places to live," said Richard Bellingham, director of IFC. "New Town Kolkata is a major initiative which is a good match for the skills at the University of Strathclyde, which places an emphasis on 'useful learning'. We want to make a difference; this is the kind of collaboration where our research and expertise can be put into practice in the .
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93% of global leaders expect more political, economic clashes: WEF Survey 17.1.2018 Latest News
The Davos forum starts January 23 in the Swiss ski resort
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One language in five scripts 17.1.2018 FrontLine: Home
Konkani flourishes along the West coast of India, the Konkan, from Maharashtra, North and South Kanara in Karnataka and parts of Kerala. Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi also have Konkani-spea...
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Congress hoodwinked people by just laying foundation stones for projects, says PM Modi in Barmer 16.1.2018 Zee News : States
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that the opening of Barmer Refinery will open an ocean of new employment opportunities for the youth.
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A new weapon in the carbon fight 15.1.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The ability of soils to sequester carbon as a win-win strategy must be recognised by policymakers
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Adani Foundation's 'Udaan'project benefiting Indian students 15.1.2018 Sify Finance
A learning-based initiative aimed at students is making waves in schools and colleges across India.
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Adani Foundation's 'Udaan'project benefiting Indian students 15.1.2018 General News
A learning-based initiative aimed at students is making waves in schools and colleges across India.Going by the name of "Project Udaan", this initiative has benefitted around 1.5 lakh students covering 1,600 schools and colleges across India.The major objective behind organising such trips is to encourage young minds to develop an interest in all sorts of enterprises and to encourage them to dream big in life. It is being used to empower communities, enhance life quality and instill hope for a better future.Run by the Adani Foundation, "Udaan" has a presence in 13 states in India."Project Udaan" is helmed by Dr. Priti G Adani, wife of billionaire businessman Gautam Adani. The project is inspired by the latter's life changing story.Under this project, a one-day familiarisation trip is organized to give students from 10th to 12th standards a chance to visit Adani Port, Adani Power and Adani Wilmar facilities at the Mundra site and gain insights into the large-scale business activities ..
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